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How to Change Your Mind
- What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
- By: Michael Pollan
- Narrated by: Michael Pollan
- Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.
A delightful trip
- By Paul E. Williams on 05-19-18
A thrilling look into a writers mind
Man is proper writer
Speak pretty and have great accuracy
Gonna think more
Probably will buy copy for friend
- A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World
- By: Joshua B. Freeman
- Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
- Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
We live in a factory-made world: modern life is built on three centuries of advances in factory production, efficiency, and technology. But giant factories have also fueled our fears about the future since their beginnings, when William Blake called them "dark Satanic mills". Many factories that operated over the last two centuries - such as Homestead, River Rouge, and Foxconn - were known for the labor exploitation and class warfare they engendered, not to mention the environmental devastation caused by factory production.
Megafactories in past and present
- By Alec Drumm on 05-01-18
He does the voices! A definite historical text
This is an excellent overview of the subject, giving insight into now only how large factories were made and run, but also into why they were considered necessary in the first place. Well researched, pulling from primary sources. And the best part is the reader does the voices! Quoting Lenin you can practically see his cap, a Frenchman sounds assured and ridiculous. It really made you eager to note and got you to pay attention, waiting for the next ludicrous voice to come out full of flavor and history.
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